Actually - that analysis isn't too far out there...as far as the party leaders go anyway. I've been a registered Dem for 46 years - but there is no longer room or tolerance for me and like-minded folks. Carter was a nice enough fella, but he was soooo weak. The shameful treatment of Clarence Thomas, followed by the nomination of Slick Willie woke me up to the fact that the Dems were no longer a champion of the middle class. When Clinton was impeached the Left became unhinged - and when Bush won, they went full bore rabid. My own state's Democratic Senator sold us down the river on Obamacare, and the Blue Dogs paid a heavy price for it at the polls. With all the conservatives pushed out, the Party completed their long, not so slow slide to the left. The contempt for anyone who does not toe the party line is real - look at the way the left treats conservative women and minorities. That is why it doesn't overly concern me, despite Reagan's admonition, when Republicans disagree in public. No Dem would have dared do that.